As pupils have started to settle into new schools across Shropshire – so teachers are doing the same.
And at Thomas Adams School in Wem it’s the core subjects which are in focus this year.
The school in Lowe Hill Road has welcomed five new members of staff to teach English, maths and science.
Head teacher Liz Dakin said: “Having these new members of staff is a real boost to Thomas Adams School.
“The core subjects are a priority for us and having extra staff means we are able to cater to each students’ needs more effectively.
“It means we can have more one to one tuition and students have a wider variety of staff they can speak to if they have any concerns about these subjects.
“It is not every year we have new staff starting but I’m delighted we have been able to secure the services of these teachers this year.”
Fran Fletcher, Tilly Jackson and Rachel Jennings have started teaching English at the school, Stacey Everton is a new maths teacher and Jan Cook has been brought in to teach maths and science.
“We also have some members of staff on maternity leave and there are highly qualified staff into cover these too,” Mrs Dakin added.
“It is an exciting time at Thomas Adams School and I am incredibly proud of the professional way which all our staff work, being clear about any absence and making sure the school leadership has enough time to arrange cover for them.
“All new and temporary staff were in place at the start of term ready to teach our new and returning students and we have very much enjoyed working with them so far.
“They have quickly learnt what Thomas Adams School is about and settled in to the family atmosphere we have here.”